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A guideline for the management of gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST)

Judson, I; Leahy, M; Whelan, J; Lorigan, P; Verrill, M; Grimer, R; Robinson, M; (2002) A guideline for the management of gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST). Sarcoma , 6 (3) pp. 83-87. 10.1080/1357714021000045217. Gold open access

Abstract

Gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) is the commonest mesenchymal tumour to affect the gastrointestinal tract. Appropriate management requires accurate diagnosis and the skills of a multidisciplinary team. Surgery is the only curative treatment option and should be performed whenever feasible, by experienced personnel. For patients with advanced unresectable or metastatic disease, the receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor imatinib offers effective therapy and can provide effective palliation for the majority of patients with this disease. The background to this recent development and a guideline for the management of GIST is proposed.

Type: Article
Title: A guideline for the management of gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST)
Open access status: An open access publication
DOI: 10.1080/1357714021000045217
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Cancer Institute
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Cancer Institute > Research Department of Oncology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/67508
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